Iceland has been a dream vacation on mine for quite some time now. I was so excited to head north this past June and explore the land of fire and ice. We hopped on a quick 5 hour red eye from Boston and arrived early morning Iceland time. After picking up our rental car, we headed straight to the Blue Lagoon.
Our visit was so calm and relaxing. It was the perfect way to unwind after traveling. I think its safe to say that this attraction is on most peoples bucket list. We purchased tickets in advance (highly recommended) for the opening time (8:00AM). When we got there, it felt as if we had the lagoon to ourselves. We put mud on our faces, enjoyed some Icelandic beers from the in-water bar, and floated around the beautiful blue water for hours. By the time we left in the afternoon, there were several lines and lots of people getting into the water, big difference from the morning.
We continued our action-packed day by heading into the city. Reykjavik was so charming with its colorful homes and street art. By this point, we worked up quite the appetite so we headed straight for Iceland's most renowned food item...the hot dog.
Next, we headed towards the water and browsed Harpa Concert Hall. The geometric shaped glass panels are inspired by the basalt landscape of Iceland. The Hall is open to the public and free to walk around in.
The jet lag started to sink in, so we went out in search for a coffee shop. Little did we know that we would stumble upon the most delicious bakery. Braud & Co had the most phenomenal cinnamon rolls we've ever tasted. The smell of freshly baked bread will draw you into the small bakery from blocks away. This place is must when in Reykjavik.
Next, we headed towards Hallgrimskirkja Church. A Lutheran church in Reykjavik and one of the tallest buildings in the country of Iceland. As you can imagine, the views from the top were incredible.
Next stop: The Golden Circle!